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May 01, 2015 12:00 AM • En Ka Society
May 13, 2015 10:00 AM • Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA
May 15, 2015 5:00 PM • Winchester
May 16, 2015 9:00 AM • Winchester, MA
June 16, 2015 11:15 AM • Parish of the Epiphany

 













The En Ka Society Is Looking 

For A Few Good Men!


The En Ka Society will hold its annual street fair, “Magical Moments” on Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th.   This year’s fair chairs, Julie Doe and Phyllis Gleason, are looking for a few good men, or “MEN KA”, to assist with their efforts.  


Male volunteers, over the age of 25, are asked to assist with supervising and keeping order in the lines of the teenage rides on Friday and Saturday night in two hour shifts (Friday 7-9, and 9-11PM and Saturday from6-8 and 8-10PM).  We always hope to keep the En Ka fair safe and orderly.


Please consider helping at the fair for a two-hour shift.  If  interested, please contact Lauren Costello at 781-760-4633 or through this link -- Volunteer




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En Ka Society Spring Yard Sale ...
a smashing success!

Many thanks to Pauline, Barbara and Donna for a job well done!! Much of this would not have been possible without the generosity of Joe DeMarinis, for his time, space, donations and effort -- such generosity is so very appreciated!




En Ka Society Announces Third Quarter Grants

& Seeks Fourth Quarter Grant Requests


Does your organization need funding for a project or a program? The En Ka Society of Winchester is soliciting requests for financial assistance from organizations serving the needs of Winchester residents.  The deadline for applications is May 1st, 2015.  To download a Grant Request Application and guidelines for requests, visit www.enkasociety.org.  For more information, please contact Tinie Noordzij, Gifts Chair Woman at the En Ka Exchange, 1037 Main Street, Winchester, MA  01890 or through the website listed.

The En Ka Society is a volunteer non-profit women’s organization that provides aid, through volunteer service and fundraising, to local charities and organizations, which are charitable in nature, and benefit the Winchester community. Local non-profit organizations may apply for En Ka grants, which are awarded quarterly.

The En Ka Society recently awarded grants to the Wright Locke Farm Conservancy, for free summer concerts for all on the lawn; to English at Large, teaching and training materials for volunteers who teach English as a second language; to the Next Door Theater in support of artists and the annual Art in Bloom community exhibition.

The En Ka Gifts Committee visited WinCAM, 32 Swanton Street, for a tour of the facilities and to admire the new computers, bought through a grant from En Ka. David Gauthier, executive director of WinCAM, proudly showed the new facilities, explained the activities and possibilities WinCAM has to offer to citizens and organizations of the town. For more information visit wincam.org. 

 

Shown in the photo are members of the En Ka Gifts Committee (l-r): Rosemary DiRocco, Kate Carpini, Tinie Noordzij, Executive Director of WinCAM David Gauthier, Nancy Powers, En Ka Society President, and Lori Walsh.


Photo credit: En Ka Society




En Ka Society seeks book donations


The En Ka Society seeks donations of lightly-used children’s and adult books to support the book sale tent at the Society’s annual Street Fair, scheduled for May 15th and May 16th.  This year’s Fair is titled “Magical Moments.”

Until May 5th, books can be left anytime in the plastic collection shed at the Carriage House by the Sanborn House, adjacent to the Ambrose School at 27 High Street in Winchester.  Look for signs saying “Book Drop Here.”  Books should be placed in small, easy to handle boxes.  Please wrap boxes in plastic to protect the books from the elements.

 En Ka is particularly in need of gently read paperback fiction, mysteries, and children’s books. Movie DVDs, book audiotapes and music CDs in good condition are also appreciated.  No VHS tapes, textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or condensed books please.

 All proceeds from the book sale will support En Ka’s annual grants to dozens of Winchester’s charitable and civic organizations.   Books that remain unsold at the end of the Fair will be donated to More Than Words [www.mtwyouth.org] in Waltham, a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers at-risk youth.  Contact Laurel Legatta at laurel.lagatta@gmail.com or Paula Michienzi at pmichienzi@gmail.com with questions or if you would like to volunteer in the book tent at this year’s En Ka Fair.



Magical Moments 


The En Ka Street Fair arrives in Winchester on Friday, May 15thand Saturday, May 16th.

This annual town tradition promises great family fun with something for everyone to enjoy. Come try the rides, play some games and sample the food offerings. Browse for book deals, shop for baked goods and look for bargains. The fairgrounds and are located across from Town Hall at the corner of Mt. Vernon Street and Skillings Road.  Create your own “magical moments” on Friday from 5 pm to 11pm and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm.

Kicking off this year’s fair will be several En Ka events & activities:

En Ka Day at Mahoney’s – Wednesday, May 13th, 10 am – 5 pm

Mahoney’s Rocky Ledge Garden Center, 242 Cambridge Street, Winchester Mahoney’s will generously donate a percentage of the day’s sales to En Ka.  Buy flowers, plants, tools, gift certificates and more!

En Ka Parade – May 16th, 9 am

Line the streets of downtown Winchester for En Ka’s annual parade.  The parade departs from Winchester High School and concludes at our fairgrounds.

En Ka Quilt Raffle – May 16th, 9 pm

This year’s handcrafted quilt, a tribute to that special magic of the En Ka Fair, will be raffled off at the fairgrounds. 

En Ka Book Donations – between April 11th and May 5th

Please drop lightly used children’s and adult books in the collection shed at  the Carriage House by the Sanborn House, adjacent to Ambrose School at 27 High Street in Winchester. Books should be placed in small boxes, wrapped in plastic.

The En Ka Street Fair has been a tradition in Winchester since 1934, and is the primary fundraiser for the En Ka Society, a volunteer women’s organization in Winchester.  ALL Fair proceeds go back into the community through grants awarded to local non-profit, civic and charitable organizations.  For more information or to volunteer at the “Magical Moments” Fair please contact us.


& Seeks Third Quarter Grant Requests

The En Ka Society of Winchester is pleased to announce the recipients of its Second Quarter Grants.  The following organizations received financial gifts for use as described:

McCall Middle School Art Department: Funds to acquire permanent tools for Chasing And Repousse

Winchester Chamber of Commerce: Town Holiday lights replacement

EMARC: Funds to pay tennis court rental fees for handicapped Winchester residents

The Children’s Room:  Expressive art supplies for 9 Winchester residents.

Mission of Deeds: Purchase of bed and crib sets

Winchester Housing Authority:  Funds to replace furniture, appliances, plants, trips.

 Does your organization need funding for a project or a program? The En Ka Society of Winchester is soliciting requests for financial assistance from organizations serving the needs of Winchester residents.  The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2015.  

The En Ka Society is a volunteer non-profit women’s organization that provides aid, through volunteer service and fundraising, to local charities and organizations, which are charitable in nature, and benefit the Winchester community. Local non-profit organizations may apply for En Ka grants, which are awarded quarterly.

Since 2000, the En Ka Society has awarded over $1 Million through more than 400 grants to local organizations that address the needs of students and youth, the elderly, the physically challenged and non-profit organizations devoted to providing community enrichment and/or health and social services .  Please note that requests to fund salaries or fixed operating expenses cannot be considered. A project budget and organization financial statement must be included with the requests for funding, if available.

To download a Grant Request Application and to review the guidelines for requests, visit the GRANTS tab on this website.  For more information, please contact Tinie Noordzij, Gifts Chair Woman at the En Ka Exchange, 1037 Main Street, Winchester, MA  01890 or through this website.

 

 

En Ka Society Announces Second Quarter Grants

& Seeks Third Quarter Grant Requests

The En Ka Society of Winchester is pleased to announce the recipients of its Second Quarter Grants.  The following organizations received financial gifts for use as described:

McCall Middle School Art Department: Funds to acquire permanent tools for Chasing And Repousse

Winchester Chamber of Commerce: Town Holiday lights replacement

EMARC: Funds to pay tennis court rental fees for handicapped Winchester residents

The Children’s Room:  Expressive art supplies for 9 Winchester residents.

Mission of Deeds: Purchase of bed and crib sets

Winchester Housing Authority:  Funds to replace furniture, appliances, plants, trips.

 Does your organization need funding for a project or a program? The En Ka Society of Winchester is soliciting requests for financial assistance from organizations serving the needs of Winchester residents.  The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2015.  

The En Ka Society is a volunteer non-profit women’s organization that provides aid, through volunteer service and fundraising, to local charities and organizations, which are charitable in nature, and benefit the Winchester community. Local non-profit organizations may apply for En Ka grants, which are awarded quarterly.

Since 2000, the En Ka Society has awarded over $1 Million through more than 400 grants to local organizations that address the needs of students and youth, the elderly, the physically challenged and non-profit organizations devoted to providing community enrichment and/or health and social services .  Please note that requests to fund salaries or fixed operating expenses cannot be considered. A project budget and organization financial statement must be included with the requests for funding, if available.

To download a Grant Request Application and to review the guidelines for requests, visit the GRANTS tab on this website.  For more information, please contact Tinie Noordzij, Gifts Chair Woman at the En Ka Exchange, 1037 Main Street, Winchester, MA  01890 or through this website.

 

 


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Thank you to the Winchester Winchester Archival Center for many of the older photos.

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